The Grey Muzzle Organization provides funding for senior dog programs nationwide. Here you'll find a list of the organizations that have received Grey Muzzle funding. Please contact these organizations if you are considering adopting a senior dog, fostering, or volunteering.
Grey Muzzle Grant Recipients
Grant recipients include:
How we help
The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (GAHS) is honored to receive funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization to help provide medical care such as diagnostics, dentals and preventative care for approximately 100 senior dogs. Not only will senior shelter dogs benefit from this investment, it will also help provide wellness services for owned senior dogs so they can remain in their homes where they are loved and cherished.
Located in Lewiston, Maine, the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (GAHS) was first incorporated as a nonprofit volunteer organization in 1885, with a mission to protect horses and children from abuse. Today, they are an open-intake shelter, welcoming mainly companion animals within the mission of: Strengthening the community by supporting the humane care of animals and fostering the human-animal bond. Many of their programs focus on affordable and accessible pet wellness and support services to keep people and their companions together and intake at a manageable level, in addition to adoption.
How we help
Grey Muzzle provides funding for the medical costs associated with bringing senior Greyhounds from track breeding situations to GPA foster homes, in preparation for adoption.
Greyhound Pets of America-Wisconsin has been devoted to retired racing greyhound adoption since 1994. It is a racing neutral, all-volunteer group, with no paid staff, which covers the entire state of Wisconsin.
How we help
With the grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization, Heartland will ensure all senior dogs at the shelter receive the medical care they need, including veterinary exams, diagnostics (bloodwork and urinalysis), and dental cleanings. Providing this medical care up front is expected to decrease the length of stay for senior dogs, finding them permanent homes more quickly before they become stressed or sick in the shelter environment. Heartland also intends to allocate a portion of the grant toward helping owned senior dogs remain in their loving homes, who might otherwise be surrendered due to the cost of care.
About Heartland Animal Shelter
Heartland Animal Shelter is a no-kill, nonprofit organization that rescues animals from the Chicagoland area and across the nation. Their mission is to find permanent, loving homes for homeless animals and promote responsible pet ownership through education, community outreach and collaboration while maintaining respect and compassion for all creatures. Heartland has saved more than 10,000 animals since the shelter opened in 2002.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow HeARTs Speak to provide a universal marketing toolkit for all organizations to use to help promote senior dogs in their care. More specifically, funding will help to build a series of how-to videos geared toward how to help senior dogs shine, as well as a collection of plug-and-play design templates and marketing materials and a companion social media/digital marketing eBook, all aimed to help get senior dogs, like Bee (pictured) into homes, faster. At ten-years-old, Bee was being overlooked in her search for a home through San Diego Humane Society. That is, until some creative marketing and new photos, taken by Artists Helping Animals member Jen Acosta/Hello Foto Studios, got Bee the attention she so deserved! Photos of Bee taken at the City of Oceanside Library helped shine a light on her personality, and social media marketing helped to spread the word, finding her a home after 427 days of waiting.
About HeARTs Speak
HeARTs Speak is a nonprofit organization that's uniting art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals across the U.S. For animals awaiting homes in shelters, simply being seen can lead to them being saved. Since 2010, their work has helped to increase adoptions, decrease the length of time animals are in shelters, and ultimately save more lives by providing free tools, training, and partnerships to animal welfare organizations in the areas of photography and marketing.
How we help
Funding from Grey Muzzle will support a new program at Helping Hands Humane Society. This program will allow better care for senior dogs by maximizing their health and comfort level, both of which will either increase the dog's chances for adoption or extend and make more comfortable the remainder of their life spent in a hospice foster care situation.
Grant funds will be used to support dental care for seniors - thorough dental exams for all and warranted remediation of identified issues for those in need will be made available to all senior dogs in their care. Dental issues are one of the most prevalent health concerns for senior dogs. Taking action to identify and correct dental issues for senior dogs will remove a barrier for prospective adopters. By implementing a program that addresses the issues of physical, joint and dental health, the physical comfort, adoptability and quality of life of senior dogs in their care will be greatly improved.
As advocates for animal welfare, Helping Hands Humane Society, Inc. provides sanctuary for animals in need of compassionate care and protection. We accept responsibility for:
- Fostering the adoption of healthy animals into responsible homes and reuniting lost animals with their owners.
- Reducing overpopulation by promoting sterilization of animals.
- Providing an accessible facility with effective leadership and well-trained staff.
- Serving the community through education and addressing animal welfare issues.
- Maintaining a fiscally responsible organization by adhering to the highest standards of integrity.
How we help
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will supplement and enhance our rescue program, enabling us to provide needed veterinary care and long-term foster care for senior dogs. With additional funding, we will expand our program and prioritize pulling senior pets from open admission shelter and placing them in loving foster homes. Grant funding will be used to cover senior blood work, x-rays, dental care, surgery, and other medical care. Grant funding will also allow us to reduce or eliminate adoption fees for seniors consistent with recent studies that show fees have no bearing on the commitment of adoptive families.
Highland County Humane Society, Inc. is a foster-based, 100% volunteer animal rescue serving poor, rural mountain communities in VA and WV. Traditional animal control and shelters do not exist in the counties we serve, and Highland County has no permanent veterinarian. Highland County Humane Society is dedicated to promoting health, safety, welfare, compassionate care, and protection of animals through a cooperative engagement with Highland County, its citizens, and other like-minded animal welfare groups.
How we help
Funds received from The Grey Muzzle Organization will be used to increase the number of senior dogs Home Fur Good takes in. The grant will help to defray medical costs associated with older dogs such as dental care, senior blood work, and removal of tumors. We will promote adoption of senior dogs through a seniors for seniors program and long-term foster care.
About Home Fur Good
Home Fur Good Animal Rescue and Placement’s mission is to eliminate euthanasia of treatable, adoptable cats and dogs in Maricopa County through placements, medical treatment, training for correction of behavioral issues, promotion of spay/neuter and increased community awareness. Since inception in 2009 Home Fur Good has rescued over 4,000 cats and dogs.
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Grey Muzzle's grant to House with a Heart provides medical care for senior dogs at this in-home sanctuary.
About House with a Heart
House with a Heart provides a loving and caring end-of-life experience for senior dogs who no longer have a human companion to care for them.
How we help
The funds from Grey Muzzle will be used to provide medical care for Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC)'s senior dogs. This includes special diets, medications, and emergency vet visits. We provide care not only to senior dogs in Hamilton County, but also to dogs transferred from other counties and special cases. In 2017, over 150 dogs were transferred into HSHC from shelters outside of the county and many of them were among our hardest to place and/or save pets. The grant will help at-risk dogs like 12-year-old Patrick who was heartworm positive when he was transferred to HSHC from Indianapolis Animal Care Services. Four months later, a healthy Patrick’s adoption was finalized by his foster mom.
The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is Indiana’s only open admission, truly no-kill shelter. With 3,100 intakes each year and a 98% placement rate, HSHC is a haven for not only animals found in Hamilton County, but also pets at-risk for euthanasia from all over the state. HSHC serves the community through a number of different programs, including Pets Healing Vets, outreach to local school, scout groups and other organizations, and the Survivor Program.
How we help
A generous grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help senior dogs in SW Washington in two ways. First, approxiately 25 senior dogs, who otherwise would have gone without, will receive necessary dental care, helping them find forever homes faster. Second, funds will support HSSW's HELP! Fund, providing medical care to owned animals--keeping senior dogs happy, healthy and in the homes of the people who love them most.
As the largest open-admission shelter in the area, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) has been caring for animals since 1897. Through the work of their committed staff and volunteers, HSSW offers a variety of programs including pet adoptions, community education, pet behavior advice, spay/neuter assistance, low-cost programs for qualifying families and much more.